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October 01, 2019 0 Comments

Welcome to October and this month we’re buzzing about eyes. Not just these miracles of sight we have in our head but the skin around them, which happens to be some of the most delicate, thin and fragile skin on the whole face. Because we’re constantly using our eyes – blinking, squinting and expressing emotion through them, this part of the face can be particularly susceptible to wear. What’s more, genetic reasons, UV light, external stressors and lifestyle factors can also mean this area ages more rapidly.

So what can you do to minimise damage to this delicate skin and keep your eyes looking their best?

Take care not to drag the skin around the eyes

Firstly take great care not to drag the skin around the eyes when you are removing make up or applying skincare products. Always use a very gentle sweeping motion from inner to outer eye and use a damp cotton pad. Apply as little pressure as possible and never ever rub vigorously.

Secondly applying a moisturiser will also help keep the skin around your eyes in good condition. Lines around the eyes can often be caused by dehydration so making sure you’re plumped and hydrated with a good emollient can minimise wrinkles – we love Bee Good’s Youth Enhancing Plump and Firm Moisturiser which is safe to use on all areas of the face even close to eyes. Remember to dot it carefully around the eye area and very gently massage in until it’s absorbed fully.

Lastly, use an eye cream as well as your moisturiser, to give eyes a little extra TLC. Bee Good’s Youth Enhancing Lift and Brighten Eye Cream contains anti-oxidant rich propolis – straight from the hive – to fight those pesky ageing free radicals. Plus it’s got skin tightening oat extract and silk tree extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles.

Lastly, a little tip that an eye specialist gave one of my Mum’s friends: used tea bags, chilled in the fridge. Lie down and place them on closed eyes and leave for 15 minutes. They will work miracles if your eyes are red, sore or puffy. Bathing your eyes gently in chilled brewed tea (without milk) is another way to soothe them.